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2016 Château Haut-Brion Blanc

Graves, Pessac-Léognan

This is a Bordeaux future; earliest anticipated arrival is Fall 2019. help

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$4,668.00 per 6 Bottles (750ml) (owc)


2 groups




"The absolute epitome of its appellation: magnificent aromatic notes of verbena, and very harmoniously integrated wood, suave like no other dry white of Bordeaux. A bouquet that is a little more ample and perfect this year than that of La Mission." Michel Bettane/Thierry Desseauve, The World of Fine Wine, Issue 56
(WFW, 04/01/2017)

Rating: 97-98

"Layered with a round and rich texture and body. Full and flavorful. Lots of dried-apple and pineapple character. Very long finish. Exotic and ripe. We will see which is better." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 04/04/2017)

Rating: 96-97

"The 2016 Haut-Brion Blanc is rich, ample and captivatingly beautiful. A wine that fills every corner of the palate with its intensity and breadth, the 2016 represents one the few peaks of true excellence among the whites of the year. The blend is 69% Sauvignon and 31% Sémillon, but above all else, Haut-Brion Blanc is a wine of place. That is especially evident when tasting it next to the La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc, which is so clearly Sauvignon Blanc-dominated, whereas the Haut-Brion Blanc maintains a great deal of its own personality and signatures. In the glass, the 2016 is voluptuous, racy and impossible to resist." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 04/01/2017)

Rating: 93-96

"The Haut Brion 2016 Blanc is a blend of 70.5% Sauvignon Blanc and 29.5% Sémillon picked from 1-13 September. I found a little more complexity and mineralité here compared to the La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc this year, scents of chalk and lime flower complementing the citrus fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, notes of lime cordial, orange zest and grapefruit, almost flinty towards the finish that lingers long in the mouth with great vigor from start to finish. This is excellent, but not the best Haut Brion Blanc that I have tasted in recent years." Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #230
(WA, 04/28/2017)

Rating: 92-94
Drink from: 2020-2045

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